10-Year-Old Fends Off Mother's Attacker by Shooting Him With BB Gun, Police Say

November 23, 2011 Updated Nov 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM EDT

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10-Year-Old Fends Off Mother's Attacker by Shooting Him With BB Gun, Police Say

November 23, 2011 Updated Nov 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM EDT

According to a story in The Bellingham (Wash.) Herald, police said a 10-year-old Washington boy fended off a man who was assaulting his mother by shooting him in the face with a BB gun as many as four times.

The boy and his mother were able to escape the duplex where the attack took place, and the suspect was arrested on investigation of second-degree assault, according to the Herald.

Read The Bellingham Herald story HERE.